"I was born a rebel" - says Nobel Prize in Literature winner
The Teacher's Pets Rebellion is is nothing new, it's a post-WWII tradition.
Hungarian online newspaper, HVG did an interview with Annie Ernaux.
Annie Ernaux (born 1 September 1940) is a French writer and professor of literature. Ernaux was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory"
She became an adult in late 1950s France, her literary career beginning in the early 1970s. In case you wonder what she had to rebel so hard against:
I was born as a rebel, I cannot come to terms with social injustice. I am concerned about who will challenge Macron, Le Pen or the centre-right Republican candidate Valérie Pécresse.
Zemmour is doing enormous damage to minds, he is welcomed by many, including your Prime Minister, whose name I refuse to say, because he is doing so much damage to Europe.
I am frightened and disgusted by Zemmour, by his revisionism, his populist, extreme nationalism. He is trying to rehabilitate the anti-Semitic figure of Marshal Pétain. Unfortunately, he is in demand.
So basically, she just rebelled along the post-WWII establishment mainstream, throughout her life and career. That’s not surprising, as people upsetting that power don’t get Nobel Prizes in Literature. They don’t get any prizes. They don’t get published.
Annie rebelled so hard that the powers tried to drown her in praise, trying to silence her I assume:
Awards and distinctions
1977 Prix d'Honneur for the 1977 novel Ce qu'ils disent ou rien
1984 Prix Renaudot for La Place
2008 Prix Marguerite-Duras for Les Années
2008 Prix François-Mauriac for Les Années
2008 Prix de la langue française for the entirety of her oeuvre
2014 Doctor honoris causa of the University of Cergy-Pontoise
2016 Strega European Prize for The Years (translated into Italian as Gli Anni (L'Orma)
2017 Prix Marguerite-Yourcenar, awarded by the Civil Society of Multimedia Authors, for the entirety of her oeuvre
2018 Premio Hemingway per la letteratura for the entirety of her oeuvre
2019 Prix Formentor
2019 Premio Gregor von Rezzori for Una Donna
2019 Short Listed for the Man Booker International Prize for The Years
2021: Elected a Royal Society of Literature International Writer
2022: Nobel Prize in Literature
In addition, the Annie-Ernaux Award, of which she is the "godmother", bears her name.
No “Controversies” section on her English Wikipedia page. The French does have some, she went really hard against fascists in 1943. Sorry, in 2012. Something about Breivik, a very popular person in France and all around the world, it takes extreme bravery — and a true rebel soul — to dare such feat. She also got 109 public figures to sign it or something. I guess they all payed for this by the ruination of their careers.
But I’m also brave, and a true rebel, so I’m making a public proclamation: I’m with Annie, and I 100% agree with every single one of her controversial political positions. Take that, powers!
This post is a followup to:
lmao, this is hilarious, well done.
In the words of Scott Alexander,
If everyone tells you what you did was brave, it probably was.
If everyone tells you what you said was brave, it probably wasn't.
Or in a picture worth a thousand words,